How do secure yours? (1 Viewer)

Mar 21, 2010
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Having recently seen reports of MH’s stolen , it seems to be about one a week!

How do you secure yours?

Habitation doors

Cab doors

Windows

Colyboy
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Thatcham cab door locks, makes them move onto something they can get in easily.
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Feb 18, 2018
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Having recently seen reports of MH’s stolen , it seems to be about one a week!

How do you secure yours?

Habitation doors

Cab doors

Windows

Colyboy

There certainly do seem to be more and more stolen (or folk are getting better at speaking the word about stolen vehicles?)

The quickest recovery I saw was for one which was adorned with large colourful flower decals and was found within a very short period of time.

Trouble is, if we all do that, it ceases to work.

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Jul 29, 2013
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We have a roller blind on the windscreen that can be locked down makes a good deterrent with dead locks alarm/nonstarter and tracker
 

Chris

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We sold ours to make it really theft proof.
 
Sep 8, 2010
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I have a security post in front and a big chain around rear axel and through concrete and a alarm

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Dec 16, 2017
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Thatcham cab door locks, makes them move onto something they can get in easily.
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Not being snarky as I'm as worried as the next man re our van being nicked / burgled / subject to a midnight gas attack, but I'd bet you a fiver that with that little throw you could pop the door open easily with a medium size crow bar and a good heave ho on it. True, you'll bend the door and dent the b pillar, but Mr. S, Crote won't be worried about that.

I grant you deadlocks will help against the lock poppers and window smashes though, but as suggested they need to be a part of a multiple level approach these days.

Looking at a lot of options, I do think the high, and by high I mean very, very, high, level acoustic alarms are a good idea - but are contraindicated if you have pets on board in the event of a false alarm while you are away from them.
 

Eggs

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:LOL: it pays to advertise :whistle:

It amazes me that people will say what their security messures are on forums. If, like some you've been a member for years people will know who you are and where you live. Best to keep things secure, even how you secure your valuables.
 

jollyrodger

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The problem could be ,that the post could be read by anyone ,outside of funsterland .
Security is saying nowt about your own measures ,imho.?
 

RogerThat

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a big chain around rear axel and through concrete

Interesting... I have a similar setup on my GSX-R motorbike in the garage at home, chains through both front and rear wheels, in to ground anchors (to name but a few of the security measures I have on my bike).

Can the axle-chain be seen by the average Joe? Are they not likely to try and drive off, without having seen said chain??

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Eggs

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Interesting... I have a similar setup on my GSX-R motorbike in the garage at home, chains through both front and rear wheels, in to ground anchors (to name but a few of the security measures I have on my bike).

Can the axle-chain be seen by the average Joe? Are they not likely to try and drive off, without having seen said chain??

The beauty of them not knowing it's there is they are going to make an hell of a lot of noise if they do manage to move it, ok, it may cause damage to the vehicle, but the chances are they will run off leaving you with your goods. If they know the chain is there they can come with the tool to remove it. Advertising how you secure things on forums is a mugs game imo.
 
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Your best security is your own hidden switch to cut off diesel disconnect heater plugs in winter a hidden valve in fuel system if it cant run they cant drive it away.
but it can still be towed away.:(
bill
 
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The ultimate deterrent just leave the wife in it
bill
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skylinersi

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now, wait for it......
going on one of your previous threads about your door not locking.............please tell us.......
go on.................do............(y)
 
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When we were going to Australia and NZ for 6 months we sold our motorhome (Transit based) before leaving. As we sold it we spotted the motorhome we'd always wanted at a great price on ebay. Couldn't resist so bought it. Parked it on the drive and ordered a ton of sand to placed right next to the front bumper bar. It was going nowhere.
 

filopastry

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All one can do is deter the opportunist thief to find an easier target. Bigger stronger locks only cause bigger more expensive damage to gain entry. A professional thief, stealing to order will easily take the motorhome unless one invests in very good and very expensive equipment. We enjoy our mh and our holidays with it but it is that" just a machine"

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funflair

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Your best security is your own hidden switch to cut off diesel disconnect heater plugs in winter a hidden valve in fuel system if it cant run they cant drive it away.
but it can still be towed away.:(
bill
Friend of ours built a car and it had a switchable non return valve in the brakes, park up turn the key and if anybody nicked it they would get as far as the first set of traffic lights and then it wouldn't go anywhere.

Martin
 
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Tracker, driver’s seat turned around and locked, strap between front doors and our GSD/Border Collie guard dog.

If they get past that lot, they can have it. That’s why we have insurance.
 
Jan 22, 2012
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Some of the best ways are 'common sense' methods. I was once talking to a woman on a site in Spain. She was absolutely surprised when I told her that we had never been broken into. She and her husband had been broken into several times, as we were talking my wife came walking up to me and passed me the keys telling me that the alarm was on. The woman looked at me and said "oh do you put the alarm on when you go to the showers, we never do that".
 
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Some of the best ways are 'common sense' methods. I was once talking to a woman on a site in Spain. She was absolutely surprised when I told her that we had never been broken into. She and her husband had been broken into several times, as we were talking my wife came walking up to me and passed me the keys telling me that the alarm was on. The woman looked at me and said "oh do you put the alarm on when you go to the showers, we never do that".

To be honest we'd never worry about MH security while on a decent site, sure lock the doors if leaving it, but nothing more than that.

Maybe the worriers should try a Naturist site, soon spot someone with a large crowbar there !!

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